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Eating NAFTATrade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico$
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Alyshia Gálvez

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520291805

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520291805.001.0001

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Laying the Groundwork for NAFTA

Laying the Groundwork for NAFTA

(p.63) 3 Laying the Groundwork for NAFTA
Eating NAFTA

Alyshia Gálvez

University of California Press

The third chapter, “Laying the Groundwork for NAFTA” explores the political and economic context preceding NAFTA, and the ways that Mexico’s elected officials and business interests paved the way for the agreement and have benefited from it. The chapter unpacks the concepts of food sovereignty and food security, and how a push toward food security has produced the possibility of a Mexico that no longer produces food.

Keywords:   Food security, Food sovereignty, Trade, Comparative advantage, NAFTA, Free trade

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